Banks and their Headquarters and Taglines -Tips to remember them

Hello TCA lovers, I Would like to share a compact trick/tips to remember all Indian Banks & their HQ/headquarters which will be useful for you in upcoming Banking exams in Pre and Interviews. If you have more suggestions for us to remember the bank’s headquarters then kindly share your tips in comment section of the post. We know that students feel very difficulty to remember headquarters of Indian Banks. I am going to illustrate a simple trick to remember bank headquarters in India. You can also checkout here International’s organisations’ headquarters.

Major banks headquarters

  1. Mumbai – Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  2. Mumbai – State Bank of India
  3. Mumbai – Union Bank of India
  4. New Delhi – Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB)
  5. New Delhi – Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)
  6. New Delhi – Punjab National Bank (PNB)
  7. Patiala – State Bank of Patiala
  8. Pune – Bank of Maharashtra
  9. Thiruvananthapuram – State Bank of Travancore
  10. Vadodara,Gujarat – Bank of Baroda

Easy Tips to remember the Headquarters

1. All banks that have ‘India‘ at the end of their name have their headquarters in Mumbai. Lets see some examples.

  • Industrial Development BANK OF INDIA— MUMBAI
  • Securities and Exchange BOARD OF INDIA—MUMBAI
  •  Dena Bank( Just include This which not contain bank of india just remember )

2. All banks starting with ‘Indian‘ have their headquarters in Chennai. Let’s see some examples.

  • Indian Bank – Headquarters is in Chennai.
  • Indian Overseas Bank – Headquarters is in Chennai.

3. Banks that start with ‘U‘ have their headquarters in Kolkata.

  • UCO Bank – Headquarters is in Kolkata.
  • United Bank of India – Headquarters is in Kolkata.

OKAY. This has two EXCEPTIONS. First is Union Bank of India (Mumbai). Starts with U but has headquarters in Mumbai. Another is Allahabad Bank (Kolkata).

4. Those banks that have South Indian names have their headquarters in Bangalore. Well, there are only two banks with South Indian Names.

  • Canara Bank – Headquarters is in Bangalore. PS: Canara means Coastal Karnataka region
  • Vijaya Bank – Headquarters is in Bangalore.


If Bank name Starts with PUNJAB Their  Head quarters in New Delhi
  • PUNJAB National Bank
  • PUNJAB & Sind Bank
  • Bharathiya MAHILA Bank
  • Oriental bank of commerce (Remember ” ON ” Button O for OrientalBank of Commerce & N for NEW DELHI)

Bank’s names, their Headquarters and Taglines

S.No Bank Name Headquarters Tagline
1 ABN AMRO Amsterdam, Netherland Making more possible.
2 Allahabad Bank Kolkata A Tradition of Trust.
3 Andhra Bank Hyderabad Where India Banks.
4 Axis Bank Mumbai Badhti Ka naam Zindagi.
5 Bank of America Charlotte, USA Higher Standards.
6 Bank of Baroda Vadodara India’s International Bank.
7 Bank of India Mumbai Relationship beyond banking.
8 Bhartiya Mahila Bank New Delhi Empowering Women.
9 Bank of Maharashtra Pune One family one bank.
10 BNP Paribas Paris The Bank for the changing world.
11 Canara Bank Bangalore Together We Can.
12 Central Bank of India Mumbai “Central To you Since 1911”.
13 CITI Bank New York, USA The City never sleeps.
14 Corporation Bank Mangalore A Premier Public Sector Bank.
15 Dhanlaxmi Bank Thrissur, Kerala Tann. Mann. Dhan
16 Dena Bank Mumbai Trusted Family Bank.
17 Deutsche Bank Frankfurt, Germany A Passion to perform.
18 ECGC Bank Mumbai You focus on exports. We cover the risks.
19 HDFC Bank Mumbai We understand your world.
20 HSBC London The world’s local bank.
21 ICICI Bank Mumbai Hum Hai Na, Khyal Apka.
22 IDBI Bank Mumbai Banking For All, “Aao Sochein Bada”.
23 Indian Bank Chennai Your Tech- Friendly Bank.
24 Indian Overseas Bank Chennai Good people to grow with.
25 J & K Bank Srinagar, J&K Serving to Empower.
26 Karnataka Bank Mangalore Your Family Bank, Across India.
27 Karur Vysya Bank Karur, Tamil Nadu Smart Way to Bank.
28 Kotak Mahindra Bank Mumbai Let’s Make Money Simple.
29 Lakshmi Vilas Bank Karur, Tamil Nadu The changing face of prosperity.
30 Punjab National Bank New Delhi The name you can bank upon.
31 Punjab & Sind Bank New Delhi Where service is a way of life.
32 Oriental Bank of Commerce New Delhi Where every individual is committed.
33 SBI Mumbai With you all the way, Pure Banking Nothing Else, The Nation’s banks on us.
34 South Indian Bank Thrissur, Kerala Experience next generation banking.
35 Standard Chartered Bank London Your Right Partner.
36 State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur Jaipur The Bank with a vision.
37 State Bank of Hyderabad Hyderabad You can always bank on us.
38 State Bank of Mysore Bangalore Working for a better tomorrow.
39 State Bank of Patiala Patiala Blending Modernity with Tradition.
40 State Bank of Travancore Thiruvananthapuram A long Tradition of Trust.
41 Syndicate Bank Manipal(Karnataka) Your Faithful And Friendly Financial Partner.
42 UCO Bank Kolkata Honours Your Trust.
43 Union Bank of India Mumbai Good People to Bank with.
44 United Bank of India Kolkata The Bank that begins with “U”.
45 Vijaya Bank Bangalore A friend you can bank on.
46 Yes Bank Mumbai Experience our Expertise.

I hope with these tricks you’ll never ever forget headquarters of Indian banks.

Please mention if you have more shortcuts or tricks.

Questions from Headquarters and Taglines of Banks in India are now a days very common questions for all Bank/Insurance Exams including those conducted by SBI and IBPS. So do remember them all.

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  1. dolly mall May 20, 2017

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